Bourne Cop Logs April, 28 - May 4, 2014

Monday, April 28
A disagreement over the sale of a dog led to the arrest of a Pocasset man for assault.

At 5:34 PM, a man called police from First Street to say he had just been struck by another man with a wooden object.

Police responded. According to their investigation, Richard F. Damon, 57, of Third Street had gotten into a discussion with the soon-to-be victim about the sale of the dog.

The police said the discussion led to an argument, following which Mr. Damon allegedly punched the victim in the face. He then allegedly got a strip of wood out of his vehicle and struck the victim with it.

Police charged Mr. Damon with assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a wood strip.

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At 5:08 PM, a caller on Pryer Drive reported fraud. The caller’s credit card number had been used for several purchases in Falmouth which totaled less than $250.

Tuesday, April 29

A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of a Tisbury man on, among other things, an outstanding warrant.

Police said that an officer was following a black 2004 Cadillac Escalade south on MacArthur Boulevard when he randomly ran the Cadillac’s plate and discovered that the vehicle was unregistered.

The officer stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver, Casey L.A. Ray, 34, was wanted on a warrant for larceny by check over $250.

Police took Mr. Ray into custody on the warrant and further charged him with operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

Wednesday, April 30

At 12:27 AM, a woman at Jasper’s Too Motel on Maple Street in Buzzards Bay reported that cash had been taken out of her purse. Police launched an investigation.

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At 2:16 PM, a caller reported a group of youths in a gray Pontiac on Bell Road acting suspiciously, and possibly involved in illegal drug activity.

Police investigated. They found that that the youths were awaiting track and field practice, and did not observe any suspicious activity.

Thursday, May 1

At 2:49 PM, a Main Street resident walked into the Bourne police station to report that someone had used his debit card numbers to buy $2 worth of products at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Buzzards Bay.

Friday, May 2

Bourne police assisted Falmouth police and the Massachusetts Department of Families & Children on a domestic abuse incident that reportedly had occurred in Falmouth.

At 1:04 AM, a representative of the state agency came to the Bourne police station, asking that an officer check on children in an apartment on Harmony Hill Road. Bourne and Falmouth police proceeded to communicate on the matter.

Bourne police proceeded to arrest Kerri L. Tobey, 24, of Harmony Hill Road. Ms. Tobey was charged with assault and battery (domestic abuse).

Falmouth police subsequently traveled to the Bourne police station, where Ms. Tobey was being held, and took her to Falmouth.

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At 8:32 AM, a Clay Pond Road resident called police to report that someone had tried to break into his garage overnight.

Police responded. They found that the door jamb was damaged, but that a second lock had prevented anyone from entering the garage.

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At 2:12 PM, a Warren Road man walked into the Bourne police station to report that his credit card had been used for purchases at a Target store in Ohio, although he has never been to that state.

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A Tisbury man arrested Tuesday by police was arrested again when he stopped in at the police station to inquire after his vehicle’s license plates.

Casey L.A. Ray, 34, came to the station at 5:55 PM seeking the plates that had been taken off his black 2004 Cadillac Escalade during a motor vehicle stop Tuesday on MacArthur Boulevard.

A police check showed that a default warrant had been issued by Falmouth District Court for Mr. Casey, who had failed to appear to answer two motor vehicles charges filed against him following the stop.

The police arrested him again.

Saturday, May 3

At 12:49 PM, a man called from Barlows Landing Road, reporting that he had awakened from sleep to find that some of his prescription drugs were missing.

Police proceeded to go to the Bourne residence of Eric Caspersen, 34. They said they were admitted to the residence, where they observed the prescription medication in question in plain view.

The police prepared to summon Mr. Caspersen into Falmouth District Court on a charge of larceny under $250.

Sunday, May 4

At 10:55 AM, an employee of the Somerset Creamery on Route 28A in Cataumet reported that a 4-by-5-foot window on the front of the building had been smashed.

Police responded. They found a rock had been thrown through the window.

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At 11:15 PM, a caller from Friendly’s restaurant on Canal Street reported an attempted robbery.

A police investigation found that a man had entered the restaurant and inquired what could be bought off the menu for $1.

When an employee replied that the restaurant did not offer anything for $1, the man asked where the cash drawer could be found. The man also sought to grab a cell phone from an employee and a counter tip jar, but was prevented from doing so. The man also reportedly was standing with his hand inside his jacket as if he had a weapon.

Following the abortive robbery, the man left Friendly’s, heading down Meetinghouse Lane. Police found no one was hurt and nothing was taken.

Responding police brought in a K-9 unit for a search. The police are following leads in the case. 

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A Falmouth man who police said ran a stop sign at about 7:08 PM was taken into custody on several charges.

Police said that Brandon L. Peterson, 21, was driving a gray 2003 Buick Century that went through a stop sign at the intersection of Veterans Way and Sandwich Road.

The police took Mr. Peterson into custody on warrants for uninsured motor vehicle, illegal possession of a Class E drug, and providing a false crime report.

While the Falmouth man was being booked, police said, they came across an 8-milligram sublingual strip of suboxone on his person.

Police said Mr. Peterson told them that he did not have a prescription for the suboxone. They proceeded to charge him with illegal possession of a Class B drug.


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